Chamber Head Blasts Trump for “Completely Inexcusable” Conduct

Jan. 12, 2021, 8:15 PM

The head of the largest business lobby in the U.S. condemned President Donald Trump on Tuesday for encouraging a mob of supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.

“The president’s conduct last week was absolutely unacceptable and completely inexcusable,” said Tom Donohue, chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, escalating criticism of Trump from the business community. “He has undermined our domestic institutions and our ideals.”

The lobby group’s chief policy officer, Neil Bradley, also warned that the chamber would withdraw support from some lawmakers who opposed certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election win. “There ...

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